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Artemisinin, a miracle of traditional Chinese medicine

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Abstract

The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, shared by Professor Youyou Tu, focused worldwide attention on artemisinin, a natural product antimalarial drug inspired by traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). This is the first Nobel Prize in natural sciences presented to a Chinese scientist for her impactful research work in China in collaboration with other Chinese scientists. We are delighted to provide the background and implications of the discovery of artemisinin, along with our personal viewpoints toward the affordability of modern medicines from natural products.

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The article was received on 29 Oct 2015 and first published on 12 Nov 2015


Article type: Viewpoint
DOI: 10.1039/C5NP00133A
Citation: Nat. Prod. Rep., 2015,32, 1617-1621
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    Artemisinin, a miracle of traditional Chinese medicine

    L. Y. Kong and R. X. Tan, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2015, 32, 1617
    DOI: 10.1039/C5NP00133A

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